Business Organisations and Environment Paper 2

1

A recent trend in organisation and management is the rise in ‘virtual organisation’ and ‘virtual teamworking’. To which of the following environmental (PEST) factors is this most directly attributed?






2

The stationery and printing company S Co, has recently upgraded its computers and printers so that more production has become automated. Many middle managers will now be made redundant. This is known as:





3

Porter’s five forces model identifies factors which determine the nature and strength of competition in an industry. Which of the following is not one of the five forces identified in Porter’s model?






4

For what function in an organisation would demographic information about social class be most relevant?





5

Which of the following is a support activity in Porter’s value chain model?






6

Which of the following statements about the impact of technological developments is not true?






7

In Porter’s five forces model, which of the following would not constitute a ‘barrier to entry’?





8

Three of the following strategies are closely related. Which is the exception?






9

Which of the following would be identified as a cultural trend?





10

For demographic purposes, which of the following is not a variable in the identification of social class?






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